Mavericks: Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis top 5 in February PER
Dallas Mavericks stars Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis are both in the top five in the NBA in Player Efficiency Rating for the month of February.
The Dallas Mavericks are finding their groove on both ends of the floor. Luka Doncic continues to produce at a historic rate. He is a nightly triple-double threat that carves up defenses. Kristaps Porzingis has taken a step forward since moving over to play primarily at center. He is now Luka’s primary pick and roll partner and his spacing creates open looks all over the floor for Dallas.
The Mavs have played 11 games in February. They are undefeated in the four games Doncic has suited up. He missed time with an ankle injury. Dallas has won five of the eight times KP has been in the lineup. He sat out for rest purposes on the second night of back-to-backs three times.
The Dallas Mavericks are absolutely rolling with Luka and KP on the floor. The duo is finding their chemistry and pushing the Mavs historically great offense up even further.
Real GM tweeted the league’s top players in Player Efficiency Rating for the month of February on Feb. 26. Here is a look at the list.
Mavericks fans should not be shocked to see both Doncic and Porzingis in the top five. Luka is third in PER on the season at 28.9. He trails only Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden. During his All-Star season in 2017-2018, KP finished 32nd in the category for the season. The 24-year-old has clearly taken a step forward in Dallas.
Porzingis ranks 65th for the entire season. It took him some time to knock off the rust after missing 20 months of action with his torn ACL. The Unicorn was always adjusting to a new offense and a different role in Dallas.
The Mavericks duo is quickly becoming one of the league’s most feared. They are still improving too. It is going to be a fun ride for Dallas supporters, so stay tuned.